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The Risky Business of Trampolines

COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT HOMEOWNERS INSURANCE AND TRAMPOLINES You know your kids would love a trampoline—they tell you so constantly—but something tells you that your homeowners insurance company may not. And, you could be right. According to the Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics, more than one million people visited the ER for trampoline-related injuries between 2002 and 2011. The total cost of the injuries alone?...

Smart Solutions to Avoid Getting Soaked

Home Water Damage on the Rise With home water damage (quite literally) on the rise, the potential for fire is no longer the biggest risk facing average homeowners. It’s a water claim. Driving the increases are a number of factors, including aging homes, pipes and valves, and luxury amenities such as second-floor laundry rooms. Aging Homes Not surprisingly, older homes are at greater risk of...

Avoiding Home Repair Fraud

There’s no doubt about it, incidents of fraud—including home repair fraud—are on the rise.  To protect yourself, please use extreme caution when confronted with the following warning signs of a potential scam: Door-to-door salespeople with no local connections who offer to do home repair work for substantially less than the market price. Solicitations for repair work from a company that lists only a telephone number...

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